Jungle Pie with Chocolate Crust, Banana Slices & Chunky Coconut Topping

You guys! It’s finally time! I posted about receiving a copy of Emily Von Euw’s new un-cookbook, Rawsome Vegan Baking, on instagram a few weeks ago and now I’m ready to share a delicious recipe from it with you. But, first, let me tell you a tid bit about what I think of this raw dessert masterpiece!

Rawsome Vegan Baking

Firstly, Emily’s photos are incredibly beautiful and will definitely make you drool, and it seems like there is a photo for nearly every single recipe (which I love). She has sinful-looking cupcakes, tons o’ tarts and small-bite recipes that will healthily tide your sweet tooth over. The best part of all is that the recipes are mostly really easy to make! A couple use a dehydrator, but it’s nothing crazy.

So, if you’re thinking about dabbling in the art of Raw Dessert Making, you should definitely check this book out! Lucky for you, I’m giving a copy away to the fortunate reader that wins the contest below. :D Oh, and for the record, I made this recipe by halving it and placing it into two mini-tart pans. It was fantastic!

Jungle Pie with Chocolate Crust, Banana Slices & Chunky Coconut Topping
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Recipe type: Dessert, Raw
Cuisine: Vegan, Vegetarian
Serves: 8-10
 
"Its cacao apart, I imagine monkeys would love this pie; they dig bananas and coconuts and so do I. That rhyme wasn’t intentional; I can’t lie. Okay, I’ll stop now. This recipe is practically overflowing with super-healthy fats, energy-giving nutrients, big flavor and unrefined love. Drizzle it with some chocolate sauce to complete the bliss experience! Rub it on your face for a moisturizing scrub! Or just eat." -Emily Von Euw
Ingredients
CRUST
  • 1 cup (133 g) raw Brazil nuts
  • 1 tablespoon (8 g) cacao powder
  • 1 cup (175 g) pitted dates
BANANA LAYER
  • 2 to 3 bananas
COCONUT LAYER
  • 3 cups (255 g) unsweetened shredded coconut
  • ¼ cup (85 g) agave nectar
  • ¼ cup (59 ml) melted coconut oil
CHOCOLATE SAUCE
  • Liquid raw chocolate (page 209) (You can mix agave nectar, cacao powder and a bit of melted coconut oil for this!)
Instructions
TO MAKE THE CRUST: Pulse the nuts into powder in your food processor. Add the cacao and dates and process until it all begins to stick together. Press into a tart or pie pan and refrigerate.
TO MAKE THE COCONUT LAYER: Process 2 cups of the coconut into a coconut butter–like consistency. It will take several minutes and doesn’t have to be totally smooth. Add the rest of the ingredients and process until it all combines. Slice your bananas and arrange them in the bottom of your crust; scoop on your coconut mixture and pat down, sealing in the bananas. Refrigerate for an hour or two until set. Then drizzle on the chocolate and go bananas.

 

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40 Responses to Jungle Pie with Chocolate Crust, Banana Slices & Chunky Coconut Topping

  1. I’ve tried out some raw desserts from Gorilla Food in Vancouver and love them. This actually seems simple enough to make without hours of effort. Making this for a weekend potluck!

  2. I love raw desserts because I feel better eating them and less guilty. Raw food is awesome because it takes away all extra ingredients that your body doesn’t need. I have been following Emily since day one! One of my favorite bloggers! http://www.vidaverdedr.com/

  3. I love raw desserts because I feel better eating them and less guilty. Raw food is awesome because it takes away all extra ingredients that your body doesn’t need. I have been following Emily since day one! One of my favorite bloggers! http://www.vidaverdedr.com/

  4. I’ve really been wanting to get into more dessert making, and raw desserts seem so healthy compared to other kinds of desserts. This would be the perfect motivation for me!

  5. Julie

    I just made some raw cheesecakes-vegan. And they were yummy! I would love to see some of these recipes!

  6. Jasmine-Hope

    This looks absolutely delish. Makes the becoming-vegan transition super super fun & easy !

  7. I’ve never made any raw desserts but this looks amazing!

  8. Oh come on, this just look incredible! My mouth is watering right now. Since I tried raw vegan brownies last week, I wanna make way more raw cakes. This is gonna be on my to do list :-)

    Love from Germany,
    Elisa

  9. Gaaahhhhh…I think this is the most beautiful cookbook I own.

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  11. I have an insatiable sweet tooth and zero self control, seriously, I make a cake-> therefore eat a cake. 2 dozen cooked–> yep, 2 dozen cookies eaten in a day. So I feel at least better eating raw desserts with super healthy ingredients! Plus the usually taste better and don’t leave you in an icky sugar come!

  12. Jennifer

    That looks amazing, and I never would have thought of pairing coconut with bananas and chocolate!

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  14. I’m new to raw desserts, but you mix chocolate, coconut and bananas in a single place and you have my heart — I’ll follow you to the ends of the earth!

  15. Ceil Hook

    I have wanted to try a raw desert…this looks tasty AND easy.

  16. An aptly named dessert- It sure does look wild with those tiger stripes! Lovely photos, the very definition of “controlled chaos.”

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  18. Jodie Moss

    Hi, this recipe is fantastic. I have just had my first attempt of making it and it’s amazing!!! I will definitely be making many more. Could you please tell me how many calories you reckon are in one slice/serving? Thanks x

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